Predictably, the 2022 K2 Poacher absolutely rip on groomers, at least compared to the midfat soft skis I usually ride day to day, they are nice and torsionally stiff too which helps them hold a decent edge, even detuned. And they are nice and stable on jumps too. These are characteristics to be expected of a stiffer park ski and that's where my enjoyment of stiffer skis usually ends.
But the profile, low camber and significant rocker length makes these happy enough to swivel and smear turns. It also makes them butterable, I don't have much problem getting them to flex or holding them in that flexed position despite being what most park skiers at least, would consider a stiff ski. The flex is nice and damp, which means they aren't all that poppy but they are very predictable and that's a tradeoff I prefer. - @Twig
Sizes: 170, 177, 184
Dimensions: 124 - 96 - 118
Radius: 19 @ 184
Profile: All - Terrain Twin Rocker
A favorite among K2’s freestyle athletes, the Poacher is a common sight atop X Games and Dew Tour podiums. While it excels in the spotlight of major contests, this park ski is burly enough to dominate the heaviest late-night street sessions. Built with our Carbon Boost construction and a fir/aspen wood core, these skis deliver with tons of pop off the lip and the stability you need to stomp those deep landings.